Presentation on theme: "Compare and Contrast the Various Theories of Crime Causation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Compare and Contrast the Various Theories of Crime Causation Jeffrey C. WilsonCopLaw.com
2 ECONOMICS Classical School Response to the pre-1789 Crime Prevention Free Will & Human RationalityNot a Study of the Causes of CrimeEmphasis Legal Definitions of CrimeMake LawsCreate Legal ProcessPunishment = Deterrence
3 ECONOMICSCriminal Behavior can be explained and impacted using the tools of EconomicsThe Chicago School of EconomicsGary Becker (Nobel Prize Winner for Economics)Richard Posner (US Appeals Court 7th Circuit)Steven Levitt (Freakanomics)Radical Criminology
4 Psychological Psychoanalytic – Sigmund Freud Id, Ego & SE Personality – Hans EysenckBiologicalSocial Learning Behavior – Sutherland, Akers and BurgessGeneral Theory of Crime and Self Control Theory of Crime – Travis Hirschi
5 SOCIOLOGICAL Chicago School of Sociology Concentric Zone Theory – Ernest BurgessThe Gangs: a Study of 1313 Gangs in Chicago – Frederic ThrasherDifferential Association Theory – Edwin SutherlandJames Q. Wilson and George L. KellingThinking About Crime 1972Broken Windows Theory 1982Geographic
6 BURGLARYARS Burglary in the third degree; classification A. A person commits burglary in the third degree by: 1. Entering or remaining unlawfully in or on a nonresidential structure or in a fenced commercial or residential yard with the intent to commit any theft or any felony therein. 2. Making entry into any part of a motor vehicle by means of a manipulation key or master key, with the intent to commit any theft or felony in the motor vehicle. B. Burglary in the third degree is a class 4 felony.